Security incident at Iguarsivik School
Kuujjuaq, Qc. (June 05, 2015) – Today, in the afternoon, a serious security incident occurred at Iguarsivik School, in Puvirnituq. At that time, a student entered the school armed with a loaded rifle, searching for another student.
The school administration reacted promptly, the police was alerted immediately and security procedures were followed. No one was injured. The armed student was arrested by the police, outside of the school.
The school board’s top priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of its students and employees. The investigation of this incident, related follow-up and school support measures will continue for several days or weeks at Iguarsivik School.
“Our main concern is to ensure the security and well-being of our staff and students,” declared Annie Popert, Director General of the Kativik School Board. “It is a relief that no one was injured,” she added.
The Kativik School Board and the Iguarsivik School administration are working closely with the police and the community.
The Kativik School Board (KSB) was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of academic services to the Nunavik population. Education programs developed by the KSB are offered in schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. More information at: www.kativik.qc.ca
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For information, please contact:
Jade Duchesneau Bernier
Public Relations Officer